KUALA LUMPUR: International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking (pic) has urged China to buy more products from Malaysia.
"Ambassador (Bai Tian), do tell your friends in China to buy a lot more of our products. We need your help," he said in his speech at the 'Building a Better Future Together' photo exhibition organised by the Chinese embassy.
"The country is beginning to stabilise... we need your businesses, we need you to continue to import from us. As the minister of trade, I urge you all to buy a lot from Malaysia and bring back to China," he said.
"We will make sure it will be easy for the Chinese to do business here. We will try to make it the same for Malaysians. We will make sure that trade relations continue to grow," he said.
"Take it from me, or the Malaysian Government, that no matter what happens following the review of contracts or cancellation, it will not destabilise our relationship. It is for the good of the nation.
"We want to clean up any dealings that may have gone wrong," Darrell said.
Meanwhile, Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian said in his speech that there was huge potential and bright prospects between the two countries.
"History is the best textbook we can learn from. From the exhibition, you can see how China and Malaysia have progressed and develop together," he said.
In a related matter, a photo exhibition will be held on Friday (Sept 28) and Saturday (Sept 29), organised by the Chinese Embassy, in collaboration with the Malaysia-China Culture and Arts Association.
The two-day exhibition, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up policy initiated by Deng Xiao Ping, takes place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre here.
The exhibition will display over 200 photographs in three major themes - capturing moments from China's early days of opening up, the start and growth of Malaysia and China's relationship, and will also feature key moments of the development of China's "Belt and Road Initiative".
The pictures are sourced from both China and Malaysia, taken by photographers and journalists of both countries throughout the 40 years.
The exhibition will also tour other parts of the Klang Valley and Malaysia after its inaugural KLCC exhibition.